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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan (73 minutes, English sub-titles) The moving film follows Soorgul and Amir on a journey home to Afghanistan after 16 years in exile. Sent as school boys to neighbouring Tajikistan during the Soviet occupation of their country, they became stranded when Afghanistan fell into chaos and civil war. Together, the two young men journey through one of the world’s most harsh and beautiful landscapes. For one of them the journey ends in a joyful reunion. The other discovers a heartbreaking family secret hidden all these...

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: A Dream for Kabul (81 minutes, French sub-titles) In 2001, Haruhiro Shiratori lost his only child in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Instead of isolating himself in grief, he decides to meet the Afghan people and help them prevent such attacks from happening again. A Japanese Don Quixote, he dreams of building a cultural centre for the children of Kabul. A Dream for Kabul charts Shiratori’s double effort – to advance a humanist project in the face of adversity while seeking reconciliation with his dead son.

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar

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Many Faces of Afghanistan: Afghan Chronicles; Good Morning Kandahar Afghan Chronicles (52 min) In Kabul, the press group Killid Media is a real phenomenon, one in which women play a key role. This documentary follows the distribution of its magazines around the city, offering an inside view of the reconstruction of Afghanistan. This new publisher carries a message freed from the constraints of tradition. Yet despite the emergence of democracy, these achievements are still fragile. Good Morning Kandahar (50 min) Offering a fresh look at the Afghan war, Ariel Nasr sets out to take the pulse...

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Mission and Service Stories 2012

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Mission and Service Stories 2012 This DVD offers 19 video clips of stories of how the United Church of Canada supports ministries and projects close to home and around the world through contributions to the Mission and Service Fund. The clips range in length from 1:10 to 5:15 minutes, and include  stories from  St. John’s, Cuba, and the Phillipines; stories about silent worship, HIV patients, and building schools; and stories that inspire and encourage our support of mission and service.

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

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Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights Chomsky`s probing analysis of mass media. A mammoth two-part project, MANUFACTURING CONSENT is nonetheless light on its feet, favoring a style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate themselves...

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Madwoman of God: Marie De L’Incarnation

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A story of the passion between a nun and God, her “divine spouse,” Jean-Daniel Lafond’s film paints an astonishing portrait of Marie de l’Incarnation, a mid-seventeenth-century mystic who abandoned her son and left France to build a convent in Canada, where she became the first female writer in New France.

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Marie Helene Allain: Speaking with Stone (A spiritual quest through art)

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Marie Hélène Allain is a nun and a professional artist who sculpts stone into works of palpable life force. Deeply attached to her art, she describes how she communes with the material from which she creates such surprising, sensual pieces. Marie Hélène Allain Speaking With Stone recounts the unusual career of this Acadian artist who has united her spirituality with her art, without sacrificing the quality and intensity of one in favour of the other.

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My Dead Husband’s Land

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MY DEAD HUSBAND’S LAND (DVD) – A story of courage and persistence, My Dead Husband’s Land tells how women in Zorongo, Kenya, have changed the cultural power that prevented them from inheriting their deceased husbands’ land. (2007) (32 mins)

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Mothers Courage, Thriving Survivors

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MOTHERS COURAGE, THRIVING SURVIVORS (DVD) – A documentary about women of Rwanda following the genocide of 1994. A story of determination, resilience and generosity. (2005) (52 mins)

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Martin the Cobbler DVD

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A retelling of one of the most beautiful of Leo Tolstoy’s folktales. It is used for all seasons, especially Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

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